The Everything Guide to Getting Good Sleep - Better Humans

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"I know I’ve probably made the point, but I just want to add one more bit of information that seems key to me. Sleep is the only time our body uses the glymphatic system, which is essentially a power-washing system for cleaning the brain. That’s right: sleep is the only time our body cleans our most important organ. The importance of the glymphatic system has led researchers to believe this it is an essential component in understanding how a lack of sleep contributes to psychiatric illness like bipolar and schizophrenia. So, sleep is one of the most important things you can optimize, be it to improve your performance mentally or physically, lose weight, avoid disease, avoid psychiatric illness such as depression, live a longer life, or avoid heart disease and stroke. This is actually what I love about sleep: you can do so much to optimize it right now, today, without buying any gear or supplements."

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